Which Database and Front-end for Web-based application?

Hi,

I have 200 Users who would like to work on a shared database simultaneously, along with a web-based application. Which is a good solution and why?

1) SQL Server with ASP.Net and C#
2) MS Access with ASP.Net and C#
3) SQL Server with Java, or, C#
4) SQL Server with other front-end
4) MS Access with other front-end

Thanks,

San.
Sanjay GandhiFounder, KenhalAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
SQL Server is a more powerful program and an actual multi-user server while Access is a desktop office product which has had multi-user and 'web' features added to it.  If your users are already using Microsoft Office Pro and the application is appropriate, Access can be used as a front-end for SQL Server.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
for any new (web) developments: don't use MS Access as db back-end. It may be used for front-end, but simply is NOT a reliable server product.

the choice of the development language is more a "what your people know already", as they all allow you to implement "all you want", as in the end the browser has to show some HTML and using some client-side javascript to do some "actions"...
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
200 Users - this means you can't have Access as the backend. It's doubtful if you could get more than 10. Therefore, you have to have SQL Server as the backend.

Front end: Whatever is easiest for you BUT still gives you adequate security. For MS Access, you can have the front-end copied onto everyone's local machine, so that they are not accessing the front-end over the network, merely the data.
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Sanjay GandhiFounder, KenhalAuthor Commented:
The developers can be hired for the best technology. The decision by the (not-so-tech-savvy) on the top hierarchy has to be taken on what is the best solution, and that he does not take a wrong decision.

Therefore please answer which is the best solution among the points mentioned already in the previous question.

I understand from the answers above that SQL Server is good as the back-end database, and Access is out. Which front-end combination will be the best in that case.

San.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
> Which front-end combination will be the best in that case.
it does not matter. all (asp.net/c#, asp.net/vb.net , java, other...) will all be able to implement "any" requirements, as the development software will just build up the needed server side processing, generating html and client-side javascript.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Agreed.  Usually the technology your developers know is better than one they have to learn.
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Sanjay GandhiFounder, KenhalAuthor Commented:
Back-end
Access is not a good choice for Web database, because there are around 200 Users.
SQL Server would be a good option.
Front-end
ASP.Net with C# can the offing.

Thanks.

San.
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